Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Prov.12:25 NIV
To be such a short verse, this proverb has a lot to say. We will look at anxiety first and talk about kind words next time.
Mr. Webster defines anxiety as painful uneasiness of mind usually over and anticipated ill. Painful uneasiness sounds awful because it is awful. It certainly can ruin your day and bring on a sleepless night. Our world is full of anxious folks, including me sometimes. I realize we are facing some of the most difficult times in our lives. So, bring it on, and let me feel that stuff because that helps so much! ! ! ! I know most of you are thinking and saying, “I can’t help it." Do something to get your mind off of whatever is driving you crazy: walk, eat, sing, holler, or PRAY. Do you realize God is right there next to you? He sees you and definitely doesn’t want you to feel uneasy all the time. He doesn’t want you to feel it anytime. "But, Linda, you don’t know what I live with. I have more pain than I can handle!" Guess what? God can handle anything, not just what’s bothering me. God can handle anything . . . not just what’s going on in the world. Did you hear me? God can handle anything! Write that on your hand. Carry a card. See it and believe it.
Dear God, You know my problems. They are bigger than me.
Linda, I can handle anything. Stop being uneasy. I’ve got you.